Two games in Dubai featuring the Mahindra squad of eight-division world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao and crowd-darling Barangay Ginebra will be played on Nov. 6 and 7 as part of the PBA Philippine Cup’s elimination-round schedule.
The two squads will be joined by Alaska on the league’s return to the oil-rich United Arab Emirates.
Two Governors’ Cup games were also held in the emirate two months ago.
Though the contract between the league and the Dubai promoters has yet to be signed, a PBA source said the games are “more or less a go.”...
MANILA, Philippines – San Beda College point guard Baser Amer is relieved to have been picked in the 2015 PBA Rookie Draft even though he has only suited up twice for the Red Lions so far in the NCAA Season 91 tournament.
Amer has been limited by a shoulder injury, but was nevertheless taken by the Meralco Bolts with the seventh pick of the Draft on Sunday.
"Dream come true talaga," Amer said after the draft. "Sobrang blessed ko talaga kasi, 'yun nga, (nakuha ako) kahit hindi ako naglalaro."...
But the Bolts silently acquired the big men they badly needed in the previous years. They got the much-needed shot in the arm when Rabeh Al-Hussaini returned to the country after settling personal matters in Kuwait.
The buildup continued by getting a few more big men, with free agents Brian Faundo from Blackwater and Justin Chua from Barako Bull signing up for the squad....
But Newsome and Black go a long way and the athletic guard owes the Grand Slam coach a lot as he made his way to prominence as one of the most electrifying players in the UAAP.
And Newsome is looking forward to training with Black as he begins the new chapter of his career as part of the Bolts, who drafted him as the sixth overall pick....
The 38-year old Ildefonso has decided to call it quits after Meralco Bolts bared their plan to rebuild their frontline with younger players.
"Nag-usap na kami ni coach Norman (Black) at sinabi nga niya na plano na nilang mag-rebuild. Mabuti na rin at nalaman ko 'yung plano nila from him since balak ko na rin talagang mag-retire. Hinintay ko lang muna 'yung sasabihin niya baka kasi kako may plano pa sila para sa akin," Ildefonso told Philstar.com on Sunday night. ...
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2014-2015 Governors' Cup||6||7||0.462||7th|
|2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup||8||8||0.500||4th|
|2014-2015 Philippine Cup||7||6||0.538||6th|
|2013-2014 Governors' Cup||3||6||0.333||9th|
|2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup||6||6||0.500||7th|
|2013-2014 Philippine Cup||5||10||0.333||9th|
|2012-2013 Governors' Cup||7||7||0.500||3rd|
|2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup||8||9||0.471||7th|
|2012-2013 Philippine Cup||8||8||0.500||5th|
|2011-2012 Governors' Cup||7||8||0.467||6th|